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23,000 citizens weigh in on ‘Regional Vision’
March 21, 2007 at 2:01 pm
The “Louisiana Speaks” task force says more than 23,000 citizens have weighed in on South Louisiana’s “Regional Vision” that will directly affect the future of St. Charles Parish.

Star Struck
March 21, 2007 at 2:01 pm
If you’ve ever met a celebrity, then you probably remember how shocked or happy it made you feel - even if you weren’t a big fan.

What's happening
March 21, 2007 at 1:56 pm
Why be bored? You'll find lots to do in St. Charles Parish from March 22 on in this column ...

Girl with leukemia needs your help
March 21, 2007 at 1:54 pm
Ten-year-old Angel Gordon, a student at St. Rose Elementary School, was diagnosed with leukemia in January.

St. Charles Recreation Dept to host inclusion camp
March 21, 2007 at 1:50 pm
Parents of children in St. Charles Parish may come and find out more about summer camp at Parent Info night on April 19th at the West Bank Library in Luling and April 26th at the Destrehan Library in Destrehan - 6:00-7:30. This year’s camp will be an inclusive camp on both sides of the river.

Cancer survivors honored at Relay for Life event at Valero gym
March 21, 2007 at 1:47 pm
On Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007, at the Valero St. Charles Refinery gym, cancer survivors from St. Charles Parish were honored at the first Pre-Event Relay for Life cancer survivors celebration. Mrs. Eula Champagne and Mrs. Joanne Walker both spoke and gave their cancer survivors testimonials.

Shell doles out big bucks in settlement
March 21, 2007 at 1:43 pm
Shell Chemical has agreed to pay $6.5 million in penalties and donations for various St. Charles Parish services as part of their settlement with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.

Breaux family ... Family copes with tragic loss by starting scholarship fund
March 21, 2007 at 1:40 pm
On a Sunday afternoon, Denise Breaux was excited to be traveling with her six-year -old daughter to see her first musical concert featuring her favorite singer Hillary Duff, in Baton Rouge - two hours later the event turned tragic.

Sheriff says daytime burglaries connected
March 21, 2007 at 1:38 pm
Two suspects believed to be behind a recent string of daylight robberies in St. Charles have been arrested.

Parish President Albert Laque and council members. SCP Council approves building permit fees
March 21, 2007 at 1:34 pm
St. Charles Parish Council approved a proposal to set permanment fees for residential and commercial building projects.



Another day, another dead in The Big Uneasy
March 21, 2007 at 1:22 pm
As I write this, New Orleans has recorded at least its 42nd murder in the first 77 days of the year.

Governor takes the right course of action
March 21, 2007 at 1:18 pm
Gov. Kathleen Blanco changed the political atmosphere in Louisiana considerably Tuesday night when she announced she would not seek re-election. Instead, she would pay all of her attention to getting Louisiana out of the many quagmires that have existed since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita laid their tolls.

Here’s a republican you can count on to keep U.S. strong
March 21, 2007 at 1:14 pm
By Nathan Tabor/Special to the Herald-Guide

One lesson that I’ve drawn from the 2008 Presidential campaign is that America needs a fresh face. As much as Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama may try to portray themselves as agents of change, they so monopolize the media spotlight that many of us have already grown weary of them and their rhetoric.

Stop immigration COLD - arrest employers who hire illegal aliens
March 21, 2007 at 1:12 pm
By JOHN COX/Special to the Herald-Guide

If you want to get rid of the drug problem, you don’t focus on arresting 10 million casual pot smokers. You go to the source, the drug cartels.

No delays needed in coastal restoration
March 21, 2007 at 1:08 pm
Last week after this newspaper extolled on the need to quick start coastal restoration projects if we are to save south Louisiana, we learned that groups planning the restoration have different views on how it is to be done. Scientists have criticized the preliminary draft of the Coastal Restoration and Protection Authority as being confusing and misleading.


Parish gears up for bus line
March 14, 2007 at 5:33 pm
As St. Charles Parish nears the reality of a largely federally funded mass transit system that would run throughout the parish and into the farthest reaches of St. John, concerned residents have been asking what will happen in three years when the federal money allocated runs out?

Obituaries
March 14, 2007 at 5:31 pm
Jesse Denton, Sr.

Jesse L. "Josh" Denton, Sr. of Destrehan "New Sarpy." A native of Calhoun County, Mississipi, passed into eternal glory on Wednesday Feb. 28 at 8:00PM. Born Sept. 9, 1921, he was 85 years old. He leaves his wife of 66 ½ years, Virgina P. Denton; 1 daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Donald Clarke of Hammond. 2 sons and daughters-in-law; Jesse L. Denton, Jr. and Barbra of Ducala, GA and Thomas H. Denton and Diane of Baton Rouge; 7 grandchildren; Sherry G. Dickens of Waxahchie, TX. Kim B. Hendrix of Tueplo, MS. 1 sister, Jane LaBorne of Morgan City and numerous nieces and nephews. He was a preceded by his parents, Mr. And Mrs. Hammond Denton; and 1 brother Elliss H. Denton of Slate Springs, MS. He was a U.S. Army WWII Veterans, a mason of over 50 years. He retired from T.L. James Co., Inc. and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kenner. He was in the care of Cannon Hospice for the past year. Thanks to them for his good care. A special thanks to family and friends and Cannon Hospice- Dr. Persige, Sandy, Tennecia, Kim and Crissy.

Sheriff's Reports
March 14, 2007 at 5:29 pm
All persons are innocent until proven guilty

Des Allemands Gators win 11-12 championship
Des Allemands Gators win 11-12 championship
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The Des Allemands Gators won the 11/12-year-old championship for St. Charles Parish.